NCCN Guidelines for Patients® | Stage 0 Breast Cancer - page 12

NCCN Guidelines for Patients
Stage 0 Breast Cancer, Version 1.2014
Lobular carcinoma
in situ
10 Tests
12 Diagnosis
12 Risk reduction
14 Follow-up care
16 Review
Part 2 describes the care for LCIS.
LCIS isn’t cancer but a group of
abnormal cells.
However, if you have had LCIS, you are more likely to
get breast cancer than women without LCIS. Getting
the right tests and treatments can help prevent breast
cancer or find breast cancer early. In Part 2, you will
find information on tests, diagnosis, risk reduction,
and follow-up care.
Medical history
Your medical history includes any health events in
your life and any medications you’ve taken. Your
doctor will want to know about all your illnesses,
breast biopsies, any radiation therapy especially
within the chest, and if you are pregnant. It may help
to make a list of old and new medications while at
home to bring to your doctor’s office. Since breast
cancer and other health conditions can run in families,
your doctor will ask about the medical history of your
Physical exam
A physical exam is a review of your body for signs of
disease. During this exam, your doctor will listen to
your lungs, heart, and gut. He or she will also look at
and touch your breasts and nearby lymph nodes to
see if they feel normal. Your breasts may be felt while
you sit or stand up as well as when you recline. This
is called a CBE (
xam). Besides your
breasts, other parts of your body will be felt to see if
organs are of normal size, are soft or hard, or cause
pain when touched.
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